Rethinking the Media

Lisa Goldman, Judah Passow

27/02/2008 2:15 pm

There is no such thing as unbiased information but how does the system work? What is omitted and why? During the Lebanon war of 2006, Lisa Goldman managed to keep communication going with Lebanese bloggers, a fact which attracted the attention of the international media. In fact, this was the first live-blogged war. It was also the first war during which citizens of enemy states could engage in direct, real-time communication. And, of course, it was the first occasion on which bloggers exposed the errors made by mainstream media outlets. Award-winning photographer Judah Passow, whose pictures of the Israeli/Palestinian conflict are to be published as a book, Shattered Dreams, knows how images are chosen and made to speak volumes. They discussed with Robin Lustig how information is processed and presented to us.

Lisa Goldman

Judah Passow

Judah Passow is the winner of four world press photo awards for his coverage of conflict in the Middle East. His photographs have been published in leading UK and international newspapers and magazines and exhibited worldwide.

Robin Lustig

Robin Lustig is a journalist and broadcaster who presented The World Tonight on BBC Radio 4 from 1989 to 2012 and Newshour on BBC World Service. In 2014 he was named Independent Blogger of the Year.